ViralAlert, an OGC project, is an Xprize (Rapid Covid-testing) Finalist

XPRIZE, the world’s leader in designing and operating incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, announced the 20 finalist teams advancing in the $6 million XPRIZE Rapid Covid Testing prize, a competition to create newer, higher standards of COVID-19 testing to help society safely return to everyday activities. Finalist teams were selected out of a pool of 219 semifinalists following the judging of a detailed questionnaire pertaining to each team’s qualifications and blind proficiency testing. Read the complete article here.

“We look forward to testing these innovative solutions from our finalists in the field and seeing firsthand the positive impact they will have on humanity so we all can more safely return to everyday activities,” said Anousheh Ansari, CEO of XPRIZE. “We are encouraged by rapid tests hitting the market already and know demand will continue for technology that utilizes alternative resources – which will allow for more frequent and faster results for everyone.”

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